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Re: RE Lighting

In a message dated 98-05-27 15:53:33 EDT, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com

<< For 55 Gallon tank (12 and 1/2 inches wide and length of 48 inches):
                     4 tubes (40 watts x 4) gives you about 3 watts/gallon.
                     3 tubes (40 watts x 3) gives you about 2 watts/gallon. >>

Hmm I never had problems with 2 48" tubes on a 55 gallon tank.  My old combo
for years was a Plant Bulb and a Dyylight.  Now I'm using a combo of a Chroma
and a Plant Light.  If anything I'd say the light is on the edge of too much.
80/55 is less then 1.5 Wattas per gallon.